On Tuesday night (April 26) Rainbow stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live for a blast from the past and some personal history lessons. Randy Rainbow is a modern-day alchemist. The New York-native has made a handy living from taking the most asinine of politicians and turning them into comedy gold. The viral entertainers pointed parodies have been watched more than 500 million times on YouTube and now with the publication of his autobiography Playing With Myself Rainbow is converting more fans to his brand of comedy. On Tuesday night (April 26) Rainbow stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live for a blast from the past and some personal history lessons. Rainbow we learned really is his last name. I wouldnt make it up. It sounds like the corniest stage name ever he admits and pointed out its covered in the book chapters 1-16. Thankfully I grew into what Ive become.
The colorful comic also discussed his entry into musical theater (my mother really wanted to raise the gayest son on Long Island. She succeeded) his first video to go viral (Randy Rainbow Is Dating Mel Gibson apparently) and the neatest part of becoming a celebrity. Its when your idols reach out to you and become our friends thats the most exciting part of all this. He explained Carol Burnett is one of those idol-turned-pals. To cap things off Rainbow wound back time and recreated an awkward earlier meeting with Kimmel and fixed it.
In April Rainbow released a new parody video blasting Floridas Dont Say Gay bill. The comedian kicks off the visual — simply titled Gay! — with a mock interview with Floridas Gov. Ron DeSantis before launching into a spoof of Once Upon a Matresss Shy during which he repeatedly says the word gay.